TOKYO, June 10 (Bernama) - A rainy weather greeted Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as he arrived here Sunday for a packed three-day working visit to the Japanese capital.
This is his first trip abroad after taking office as Malaysia's seventh prime minister last month.
Dr Mahathir's itinerary in Japan comprises a long list of events, meetings and media interviews, starting with tonight's dinner with members of the Malaysian community in this country.
The aircraft carrying...[Continue Reading]
TOKYO, June 10 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is convinced that Malaysia will be successful like Japan provided that Malaysians possess the same Japanese work ethics, thinking and value systems as well as a sense of shame if they fail to deliver or do well in undertaking whatever task at hand.
The Malaysian prime minister said when the Look East Policy was first formulated when he was prime minister back in the 80s, it was not just about drawing investments from Japan or coming to...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (Bernama) - In conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration next week, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook gave a special reminder to road users returning to their hometowns.
In a short video released by the Road Safety Department, Dr Mahathir advised road users to stop for a nap should they feel sleepy when driving.
The 92-year-old politician who has a passion for driving, also advised elderly drivers like him,...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad who has previously professed his intention to hold the Prime Ministership for just two years, has stressed that the government will prioritise efforts at restoring the wealth and rescuing the nation´s economy within this period.
However, he said the two years was not a time frame, but more of a proposal that might be achieved sooner of later, depending on the circumstances.
"If possible, in the near term, I want to...[Continue Reading]
KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that what he was doing to the Malay Rulers earlier did not mean that he rejected the royal institution.
On the other hand, he said, what was being done including the drafting of a law to set up a Special Court for the Rulers, was merely to avoid the Rulers from incurring the anger of the people to the extent of causing the people to revolt.
"We have to take care, the Rulers must not be involved in...[Continue Reading]